Triumphant; vitorious. Derives from the practice of a ship striking her colors to surrender in battle. Thus, the ship that comes through "with flying colors" is the winner.
Again Nelson came through with flying colors, vanquishing the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile.
by Second Head July 18, 2008
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in a bold and assured way, in a spectacular or grand way
I passed the test with flying colors.
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Wearing beautiful tattoos proudly, and the studio where you get them. Sometimes attacked by barely-literate stalkers with a seventh grade agenda.
what is that girl talking smack about?" "Oh, you know, Flying Colors. She has nothing better to do.
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